21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Isaiah 22: 15, 19-23 Romans 11: 33-36 Matthew 16: 13-20

Pastor: Rev. Chris Sherren       Email: fatherchris@live.com

Associate Pastor: Rev. Arulraj Santiago

Office Manager: Lucia Cameron

Pastoral Associate/Counselor: Florence Arsenault

Catechetic Ministry: Theresa Johnston

Music Ministry: Meghan Bowen

Pastoral Council: John Perry

Property/Finance: Peter Brown

Liturgical Schedule
Monday 12:10pm Gladys Lecky

Tuesday 12:10pm Frances-Holt Gallant

Wednesday 12:10pm Larry Gallant

Thursday 7:00pm Special Intention

Friday 9:00am Steven Doyle

9:30am – 3:00pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday 9:00am Brenda Wartman

4:30pm Messe française

7:00pm Anniversary Mass … Marguerite (Peter) Gaudet, Annette Thibert, Mr. Mrs. Emmett Power & deceased Family Members, Edward J. Laughlin, Steven Doyle.

Sunday 9:00am & 10:30am

Prayers for the sick & suffering … Olive Clements, Geraldine Bowes, Joseph & Stella Albert, Shirley Dickinson, Tyler Field, Steven Sauvé, S. MacNeill, Irving Gallant, Anita Peterson, Tom Carew, Geraldine Hynes, Marge MacIsaac Johnston, Wayne Spin, Brenda Sherry, Colette Cormier, Albert McInnis, Jack Lucker, Kathleen Gaudet, Preston Silliker, Emily McCoubrey, Terry Graham, Reggie & LaurieAnn Poirier, Eunice Workman, Angus Arsenault, Tim Brown & daughter Lola-Grayce, Janice Gillis, Donald MacDonald, Carson Allain, Infants Elliot & Ethan Little, Cody Arsenault, Ronald Doucette, Roy McRae, Elaine Cormier, Karl Burdach, Tyson G., Jean Profit, Nathan M., Leonard J. Arsenault, Erma Huestis, Adam Bourque, Sheila Dunphy … that Jesus may bring them healing in body and spirit.

Baptism … for inquiries/registrations, please call Donna & Ron Dehmel at 436-4911 or 436-8255. Baptism preparation is held the 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm, Parish Centre.

St. Paul’s Prayer Group … Tuesdays at the Parish Centre main hall, 7:00pm preceded by the Rosary. All welcome!

Prayer Line … to have prayers said for family/friends experiencing health problems, call 436-5039 or 436-6135.

St. Peregrine Mass (Patron Saint of cancer & other serious illnesses) … every 3rd Thursday of the month, 7pm followed by a blessing with the St. Peregrine oil.

Militia Immaculata … meets the first Saturday of each month at the Parish Centre lounge, 9:30am.

Catholic Women’s League … www.cwl.ca

Provincial C.W.L. … www.cwlpei.ca

“Joy of the Gospel” by Pope Francis” … “Without the option for the poor, ‘the proclamation of the Gospel’, which is itself the prime form of charity, risks being misunderstood or submerged by the ocean of words which daily engulfs us in today’s society of mass communications.” #199

A Note from Fr. Chris Sherren … Last week, I shared some good news with you; but this week, I have some sad news. As some of you already know, Megan Bowen will be leaving at the end of August to begin studies at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa. Her last Sunday with us will be August 31st. She has served our parish well over the last few years and she will be missed. We wish her well in her studies. We are actively searching for a replacement, but you may notice some disruptions in our music program until we are able to find someone. If you know someone who might be interested, encourage them to give me a call or send me an email.

St. Paul’s C.W.L. News … there will be an evening of reflection at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Centre, Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 7:00pm with facilitator Sr. Donna. Refreshments will be served and all ladies of the parish are welcome!

Marriage Encounter Weekend … your wedding was just one day in your life, but your marriage is forever. Celebrate your forever love on this Marriage Encounter Weekend, October 3-5th … renewmarriage@gmail.com or 368-8375.

St. Paul’s Religious Store News … there are some new interesting items. Why not check it out after the Sunday Masses.

Religious Education … Catechism registration is here! The fee has been increased to $15 per child. In families that have 4 children or more, the maximum fee is $50. Registration dates:     Grade 1 … Tuesday, Sept. 2nd, 6pm in the boardroom;    Grades 2-8 … Wednesday, Sept. 3rd, 6pm in the main hall. Registration forms are online – please have two copies per child. The first day of catechism is Sunday, Oct. 19th.   Teachers needed for Grades 1, 4 & 7 along with volunteers to help out Sundays during catechism. Please consider using your talents for this ministry.

How can we respond to the situation in the Middle East?
All of us, together with Pope Francis, are following with deep concern the dramatic news reports coming from Iraq, Gaza and Syria. Defenseless populations, including our Christian brothers and sisters, flee from their homes, in urgent need for protection, food, shelter and medical assistance. In solidarity with their sufferings, and in communion with the whole Church, let us, in the words of the Holy Father, “raise up with one voice a ceaseless prayer, imploring the Holy Spirit to send the gift of peace” to the Middle East. Each parish in our diocese is invited for the coming weeks to include in the prayers of the faithful the following intention: That the Holy Spirit inspire Canadians and the international community to protect all those affected or threatened by violence in the Middle East, to be with them in solidarity and concern, and to offer them assistance and aid. You are also encouraged to join with Christians and others in urging your Member of
Parliament to encourage the Government of Canada to do even more for the Middle East — by providing Canadian emergency and reconstruction assistance, by making it easier for our country to accept refugees, by participating in international efforts to foster justice and peace in the region, and by insisting on respect for freedom of conscience and religion, as well as respect for the rights of minorities.
Further information on the situation in the Middle East is regularly provided by Caritas Internationalis, which is the Church’s international network of over 160 national Catholic charities, serving all poor people, of all faiths, all over the world. Up-to-date reports on the Middle East are provided on its website at http://www.caritas.org/where-weare/middle-east-north-africa/

Heading off to university & looking for a home away from home? Visit 3 Women’s University Residences: Fonteneige University Center, Montreal (www.fonteneige.ca);Valrideau University Residence, Ottawa (www.valrideau.ca); and Kintore College in Toronto (www.kintorecollege.ca). You will have a safe & welcoming place to stay that encourages you to make the most of your studies, strengthen your faith and make lifelong friends. Read the testimonials from the young women who have lived this experience. Info from Isabelle St. Maurice, 514-758-0686 info@fonteneige.ca

Society of St. Vincent de Paul News … our food bank never closes, so please don’t forget us. Suggested food items are: peanut butter, canned meats/fish and hearty soups. Thank you for your continued support.

Hospice Volunteer Training … Sept. 16th to October 14th, Pr. County Hospital. Sessions will run Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm. Call 438-4231 for info.

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarships … for Catholic Island residents of Scottish descent. www.cfpei.ca or 902-892-3440. Application review date is October 18th.

Connolly Estate Bursaries … for Catholic Island residents of Irish descent. www.owenconnollyestate.com with applications due on or before August 31st.

Summer Concert, Mont-Carmel … Sunday, Aug. 24th, 7pm … Zakk Cormier, Heidi Ellis, group Arseneault from NB, Les Pieds Rythmés, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald,NS www.CooperativeCulturelleDeMontCarmel.com

Arthritis Society News … 25,000 Islanders currently live arthritis … affecting their school, work, play & family life. Join this September as a canvasser to raise funds by calling 902-628-2288. Info as well from info@pe.arthritis.ca

Three Oaks Senior High School’s Breakfast Program “In Our Own Backyard” … an event of fun, fashion & food will be held at Loyalist Lakeview Resort, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 9:00am … sponsored by Mary Kaye consultant Arlene Gallant O’Rourke. Tickets of $25 available from Pam 436-7546 or marketing@downtownsummerside.com

St. Simon & St. Jude Parish Picnic … Sunday, Aug. 24th, beginning with Mass at 11:00am then lobster dinners, etc.

Celebrating Summerside’s Past … Monday, August 25th, 10am – 12N. The Boys of Summerside, baseball of the 50’s & 60’s. Royal Can. Legion … info 436-2050 or 436-6785.

Meals on Wheels News … more volunteer drivers are needed and if you can help, please call 436-7535. Thanks!

For Patients at Prince County Hospital … the “Thinking of You” program looking for donations of toothbrushes, shampoo, brush, comb, deodorant, sticker books for children, infant & children